Establish the Work

Lately, I’ve been working very hard, working on two books. One is due September first. I always get a little crazy as I near a deadline. I’m not having to write thousands of words to get finished…that would put me way over the edge, but I’m mostly tinkering with this and that and making sure the book holds together. But it’s a lot of details to keep in my little brain. Anyway, this morning as I was having my quiet time, I was reading in Psalms. This was such a good reminder for me. Of course, you don’t have to be a writer for this passage to impact you. No matter what we do, taking care of our children, cleaning dishes, laundry, taxiing our kids, homeschooling, going to a nine to five job, whatever our job may be, we want the Lord’s favor on what we do.It’s a particularly good passage as many of our kids are beginning a new school year, and their ‘work’ is homework and studying. And so I offer up these verses as a prayer this morning…

“Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love, that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days. Make us glad for as many days as you have afflicted us, for as many years as we have seen trouble. May your deeds be shown to your servants, your splendor to their children. May the favor of the Lord our God rest upon us; establish the work of our hands for us–yes, establish the work of our hands.” Psalm 90:14-17

So what are your hands busy doing?

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